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Author Topic: Backup a custom kernel installation...  (Read 26073 times)
uelsk8s
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« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2008, 08:11:38 pm »

new kernel is here: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/kernels/kernel-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz
modules: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/kernels/kernel-modules-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz
and source: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/kernels/kernel-src-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz
download them, and install them with installpkg.
then run vliloconf you should have a new 2.6.26.6 boot option reboot and let us know if it works there

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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2008, 05:01:26 am »

new kernel is here: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/kernels/kernel-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz
modules: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/kernels/kernel-modules-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz
and source: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/kernels/kernel-src-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz
download them, and install them with installpkg.
then run vliloconf you should have a new 2.6.26.6 boot option reboot and let us know if it works there
Uelsk8s
Thanks Uelsk8s...
Here is the terminal output of running "installpkg".
Before I continue I would like to know how serious I have to take this:
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vector://tmp
root:# installpkg kernel-modules-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz
.-----.-----------------------------------------------------------------------.
| 1/1 | Installing kernel-modules-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz                     |
'-----'-----------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| VectorLinux linux-2.6.26.6 kernel modules                                   |
|                                                                             |
| These are Linux kernel modules (device drivers)                             |
|                                                                             |
| config by joe1962                                                           |
|                                                                             |
|                                                                             |
|                                                                             |
| built by Uelsk8s for Vectorlinux                                            |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
Executing install script for kernel-modules-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59...

If you installed a new kernel, remember to check your boot loader
configuration and in case of LILO run /sbin/lilo. If you are using
another boot loader, such as GRUB, refer to its manual to learn how
to select the new kernel at boot.
vector://tmp
root:# installpkg kernel-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz
.-----.-----------------------------------------------------------------------.
| 1/1 | Installing kernel-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz                             |
'-----'-----------------------------------------------------------------------'
.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| VectorLinux linux-2.6.26.6 kernel                                           |
|                                                                             |
| Built for Vectorlinux                                                       |
| based on the config-2.6.19.2-VLsleep                                        |
| config by joe1962                                                           |
|                                                                             |
| Package Created By: Uelsk8s                                                 |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'
Executing install script for kernel-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59...

If you installed a new kernel, remember to check your boot loader
configuration and in case of LILO run /sbin/lilo. If you are using
another boot loader, such as GRUB, refer to its manual to learn how
to select the new kernel at boot.
vector://tmp
root:# installpkg kernel-src-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz
.-----.-----------------------------------------------------------------------.
| 1/1 | Installing kernel-src-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz                         |
'-----'-----------------------------------------------------------------------'
ERROR: Package is corrupt: kernel-src-2.6.26.6-i686-1vl59.tlz[/b]
vector://tmp

root:#
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uelsk8s
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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2008, 06:09:50 am »

the kernel-src package you have is corrupt.
it will not stop the other tests, go ahead and run vliloconf and reboot.
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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2008, 06:48:13 am »

the kernel-src package you have is corrupt.
it will not stop the other tests, go ahead and run vliloconf and reboot.
Shall I download it again? May be you remember, I had to configure the kernel because of this Laptop's specific SCSI issue where I had to un-check all SCSI Low Level drivers to avoid dead locks at boot time. For that I had to do "installpkg kernel-src.*"

EDIT:  Oct. 13, 08
No success....... See screenshots and
(because there was a warning about /etc/fstab) files 'fstab' and
'linux-live-debug.log'.
PS: I observed in /tmp a growing number of "live_data_<wxyz>" directories containing sub directories 'boot' and 'vector' (no hidden files)
 Shocked  Huh  Roll Eyes
I repeat my question from above: Shall I download it (src-package) again?
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Masta
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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2008, 04:19:54 am »

You can safely remove the "live_data_<wxyz>" from the /tmp.

The errors you see on the first image about the fstab and the bootsplash 640x800 are not important. The fstab will change change during a live environment anyhow, and installation will build a new one.
 The reason for the bootsplash error is because we have removed that resolution from the themes since it is nearly deprecated and practically nobody uses it .. this builder was built before that that was done. SO it is reporting that there is no 640x480 resolution.. not important either since the installer is set to use minimal 800x600.

It looks as though the live package is working. If you're not seeing an iso in /tmp , please look into live_data_4072 to see if somehow your iso was built inside there. After a successful build it will tell you where that iso was  built though.
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uelsk8s
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« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2008, 06:00:28 am »

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I repeat my question from above: Shall I download it (src-package) again?
redownload the source package, install it
run "rm -rf /tmp/*"  (be careful with that command)
then reboot into the new kernel and run vmklive again
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« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2008, 05:16:01 am »

........
It looks as though the live package is working. If you're not seeing an iso in /tmp , please look into live_data_4072 to see if somehow your iso was built inside there. After a successful build it will tell you where that iso was  built though.

The ¨live_data_4072¨ directory´s properties tell me it is 19MB big.
When I look inside, it shows two sub directories: boot, vector.
boot contains: /dos, /isolinux, /syslinux, and other files like initrd.gz, vmlinuz, spash.cfg, to mention some of them!
vector contains: /base, /config, /modules, /optional, /rootcopy, /tools and txt-files like changelog.txt among others!

I´m going to follow Uelsk8s route and get the source package new.... Grin
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Masta
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« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2008, 07:05:09 pm »

OK, just checking Smiley
I'd follow his advice too, he's Da-Man  Wink
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« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2008, 08:53:03 am »


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I repeat my question from above: Shall I download it (src-package) again?
redownload the source package, install it
run "rm -rf /tmp/*"  (be careful with that command)
then reboot into the new kernel and run vmklive again

You said HERE at your 4th post:

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..........................................
copy the kernel to /boot "cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.19"

I just would like to mention that the command "cp ..." for this new kernel version 2.6.26.6 is now:

"cp arch/x86/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26.6"

from ...://usr/src/linux-2.6.26.6

I'm not done yet...keep you posted!
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uelsk8s
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« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2008, 09:02:32 am »

Cariboo
You should not need to recompile this kernel, or use that cp command???
you only need the kernel source if you are going to build more kernel modules.

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« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2008, 09:12:11 am »

Cariboo
You should not need to recompile this kernel, or use that cp command???
you only need the kernel source if you are going to build more kernel modules.

Uelsk8s

Because I have this SCSI issue I thought I have to...Anyway
I started a fresh installation from CD,
I installed this new kernel,
deactivated the SCSI low level drivers
recompiled the kernel and now
I'm going to get vmklive

I'll keep you posted
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« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2008, 09:39:52 am »

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Hi, uel.
Is this a new "blessed" vl kernel, for everyone to try?
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uelsk8s
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« Reply #42 on: October 19, 2008, 09:43:10 am »

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Hi, uel.
Is this a new "blessed" vl kernel, for everyone to try?
Yes, please do
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uelsk8s
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« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2008, 09:44:56 am »

Cariboo
You should not need to recompile this kernel, or use that cp command???
you only need the kernel source if you are going to build more kernel modules.

Uelsk8s

Because I have this SCSI issue I thought I have to...Anyway
I started a fresh installation from CD,
I installed this new kernel,
deactivated the SCSI low level drivers
recompiled the kernel and now
I'm going to get vmklive

I'll keep you posted
I fixed this kernel and hoped you could try it without recompiling it.
That way you would be using a stock kernel, and if it works for you, we would fix an issue that others had also.
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Cariboo
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« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2008, 10:13:55 am »

I have vmklive installed and a tried a back up, but had the same results as before....\
no *.iso file in /tmp
this is linux-live-debug.log:
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creating empty directory /tmp/initrd_tree_4023
creating directories
creating some essential devices in rootdisk
copying files to the rootdisk
rcopy /lib/modules/2.6.26.6/kernel/fs/aufs /tmp/initrd_tree_4023
What else should I provide?
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